Back in 2016, Colin Kaepernick took a unique stand against police brutality and racism by actually kneeling during the National Anthem prior to playing in the 49ers final preseason game of that year. His choice of protest cost him his career as he then knew it, in which the 49ers decided to let him go and no other NFL team felt it a good decision to add Kaepernick to their rosters.
Since then, Kaepernick has had many supporters from celebrities, to his athlete peers, and even regular NFL viewers stand in his corner and protest the NFL for what people deem as a case of blackballing. Until more recently, Kaepernick and the NFL have reportedly reached an agreement on a financial settlement. The lawsuit has allegedly been solved confidentially and the payout amount will likely never be released. Since the news of the settlement the NFLPA (National Football League Players Association) released this statement:
“Today, we were informed by the NFL of the settlement of the Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid collusion cases. We are not privy to the details of the settlement, but support the decision by the players and their counsel. We continuously supported Colin and Eric from the start of their protests, participated with their lawyers throughout their legal proceedings and were prepared to participate in the upcoming trial in pursuit of both truth and justice for what we believe the NFL and its clubs did to them. We are glad that Eric has earned a job and a new contract [from the Carolina Panthers], and we continue to hope that Colin gets his opportunity as well.”